In March 2017, nine law enforcement officers died in the line of duty in the United States. Of those nine, four died as a result of felonious gunfire, bringing the yearly total up to 10, a 33% decrease from this time last year.
Of the remaining five line of duty deaths, two were from 9/11-related diseases, two were the result of a vehicle pursuit, and one was due to an automobile accident.
The yearly total for 2017 currently stands at 32 line of duty deaths, which is the same as the first quarter in 2016.
The Officer Down Memorial Page extends our deepest sympathy and condolences to the families, friends, and agencies who lost a loved one in the line of duty in March 2017.
Please take a moment to read their memorials and Remember the Fallen:
Deputy Sheriff Curtis Allen Bartlett
Carroll County Sheriff's Office, VA
Police Officer Houston James Largo
Navajo Division of Public Safety, Tribal Police
Police Officer Michael Hance
New York City Police Department, NY
Trooper Brian S. Falb
New York State Police, NY
Sergeant Shawn T. Anderson
East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office, LA
Detective Jason T. Weiland
Everest Metropolitan Police Department, WI
Sergeant Curtis Blackbird
Omaha Nation Law Enforcement Services, Tribal Police
Police Officer Justin Terney
Tecumseh Police Department, OK
Police Officer Nicholas Rodman
Louisville Metro Police Department, KY